Monthly Reports

Caribbean Economic Report, March 2019

Feature: "When a blacklist is, unfortunately, just that." Bahamas benefits from growth in tourism arrivals/capacity, Barbados relaxation of FX controls likely to improve business climate, Cayman GDP grew 3.6% in Jan-Sept 2018, Cuba under further pressures due to...

Caribbean Economic Report, February 2019

Venezuela's crisis: This is not about politics or oil - this is about people. Preliminary GDP growth for 2018: DomRep +7%; Cuba +1.2%; T&T +0.8%; Barbados -0.6%. Bahamas and Cayman report double-digit growth in stayovers 16.5% y/y (YTD Sept) and 10.7% y/y (2018)...

Caribbean Economic Report, December 2018

Bahamas Central Bank highlights importance of fiscal prudence in reducing pro-cyclicality, Barbados economy contracted 0.5% from Jan-Sept 2018, Cayman delivers fiscal surplus nearly double its target, Cuba revised tourist arrivals target down for 2018, DomRep will...

Caribbean Economic Report, October 2018

External public debt expands 31% y/y in Bahamas, Barbados targets 6% primary surplus under IMF program, Cayman economy expands 4.0% y/y in Q1 2018, Remittances to DR post double-digit growth YTD to August, Guyana's reserves continued to decline in July, Jamaica's...

Caribbean Economic Report, August 2018

Rising international oil prices stoke inflation throughout the region and induced a rise in , Barbados economy contracted in H1 2018 by 0.6%, Cuba's economy grew 1.1% in H1, the policy rate was increased in DomRep, while economic activity expanded 6.7% y/y in H1 2018,...

Caribbean Economic Report, July 2018

Bahamas increased VAT rate takes effect July 1. Barbados announces fiscal adjustment of BBD1.2B. Cayman projects 8.4% growth in construction sector in 2018. DomRep continues broad-based growth with EAI up 6.6% y/y at May. Guyana's growth fell to 2.2% in 2017, with a...

Caribbean Economic Report, May 2018

Barbados faces General Election May 24 with international reserves at 22-year low, Cayman gov't finances capital projects without debt amidst growth and fiscal surpluses, Cuba likely to be impacted by sanctions on Venezuela's PDVSA, DomRep registers 6.4% GDP growth in...

Caribbean Economic Report, March 2018

Crime will undermine even the most outstanding economic performance. Barbados foreign reserves continue downtrend; Cayman records 2.4% growth in 2017; DomRep's international reserve up 28% y/y in January; BoJ lowers policy rate in February by 25bps; T&T's reserves...

Caribbean Economic Report, January 2018

#EvenItUp Global Growth Strengthens and so does Inequality; Barbados int’l reserves down 44% y/y in Nov; Cuba challenged by availability of foreign currency; DR receives record remittances in 2017; Guyana reserves down/BoP deficit widens; JMD appreciates y/y in Dec;...

Caribbean Economic Report, December 2017

#BuildBackBetter building resilience with technology-lessons from Estonia; Bahamas reserves strengthen on borrowing, reserves decline in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad; Tourism strengthens in Cuba, DR, Jamaica and Barbados; Negative growth projected in Suriname and...